The Volcanoes have a new piece of silverware after a fruitful weekend in Pattaya, Thailand.
After a 22-14 Finals victory against hosts Thailand, the Philippine team won the Plate Competition of the HSBC Thailand Rugby Sevens held last weekend.
The Pinoys started with a try from Gareth Holgate. The home team shot back with a try that was converted for 7-5. A second Philippine try before the half put the Volcanoes back in front, 10-7 at the half.
At the start of the second half Chris Hitch was shown a yellow card and was “sin-binned,” reducing the Filipinos to six men. The Thais exploited the advantage with yet another converted try for 14-10.
Once Hitch was allowed back on to the park he quickly made amends with a breakaway try that got his team back in front, 15-14. The Philippines then slammed the door on Thailand with a late try from Sean Lynch that Holgate converted for the 22-14 final score that gave them the trophy.Read More »from Philippine Volcanoes win Plate competition in Thailand Rugby Sevens